Basic Site Details

Name: The Hillocks
Town, district or village: Lossiemouth
City or county: Morayshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Home of Ramsay Macdonald when in Scotland.

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 117, Moray StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 1c. 1909   


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 1John Wittet  c. 1909  


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Macdonald, James RamsayCommissioned house for his mother

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Miss Ishbel MacDonald’s “Wendy House”Designed by her brother, Alister, as a summerhouse or retreat, the building was a gift to Miss Ishbel MacDonald by her father, Ramsey MacDonald in 1924. The Glasgow Herald noted “Standing at the side of the house, the shack is substantially built, faced with roughcast lined with white painted match-boarding and has a homely brick fireplace.”

It is assumed that this is one of the two” small single storey buildings of later construction, each with two rooms, sited E and W of house, abutting rear wall dividing property from street” as noted in the listing text for the main house and as such is also listed.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Elton, Lord1939The Life of Ramsay Macdonald  p177
Item 2 of 3Walker, David W and Woodworth, Matthew2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire North and Moray Yale University Pressp698
Item 3 of 3Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Northern ScotDecember 1924Christmas number